I saw the book was out, and wanted to read it. But the price – even after discount, was out of my budget (see below – even for the Kindle edition, it’s $18.99).

There’s something cool I installed, however, It shows up in the right side of the graphic above (larger cropping below). It’s called Library Extension, and you can get it on the Chrome Store.

It checks libraries that you have a card with, and lets you know if you can check out or put a hold on a book. It’s an alternative to buying books that are pricey (in the case of Hanson’s book, likely worth it, but not in my budget).

I’m still in the  1st chapter, and enjoying it hugely (YUUUGELY!). VDH, as he is often called, is scholarly, without being tedious or ponderous in his prose. It’s a true gift, to write for the Common Man/Woman.

Globalization had flattened the hinterland as jobs and commerce were outsourced to lower-cost Asia and Latin America. And yet the disequilibrium had never been fully leveraged by politicians (unless by politicians in negative fashion by Barack Obama in his infamous “clingers” put-down of rural Pennsylvanians in 2008),

I’ll keep posting excerpts as I read it over the next few weeks.

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